Given that traditional summer vacations were put on hold this year, many families decided to invest in an RV to lug around the spouse and kids. But as RV sales went up, so did the scams.
As a result, the Better Business Bureau is warning shoppers to do their research on big-ticket items in order to prevent getting scammed.
With flights and cruises operating at little to no capacity, families are looking for a safe way to travel. Road trips have become the most popular way of travel for summer 2020. 559 Mobile RV in Fresno, Calif., has noticed the spiking number of RV sales this year. According to a BBB-Accredited Business owner, “Mr. Cook” of 559 Mobile RV, “Due to the pandemic, a lot more people are buying RVs this year. It gives people a way to travel and spend time with their families while they have time off.”
Click here to read the full story from John Lindt of the Fresno Sun-Gazette.
Most customers are looking to find an affordable RV to travel with. While this is possible, customers must be aware of the spiking number of RV scams happening and how to avoid being scammed. RV scams are happening online through personal sale websites, such as: Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and OfferUp. Cook also warns that RV scams are becoming more prominent in the local community. He warns that fake listings for luxury RVs are being placed online for extremely cheap prices to entice the buyer.